Don’t buy the hype – GM still stands for “Government Motors”

General Motors is running ads on all the major networks this week claiming it has repaid its bailout from the taxpayers “in full.” But the claim isn’t standing up to scrutiny from lawmakers and government watchdogs who have found that the automaker was able to repay the bailout money only by dipping into a separate pot of bailout funds.

via FOXNews.com – GM Could Be in Hot Water With FTC Over Truth in Advertising.

Remember those “racist protesters”? It was a lie.

Several people filmed the entire episode and could not find any evidence of racist hate.Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. D-IL even filmed the entire episode.He found nothing.

Yesterday, new video was released that confirms the spitting incident was bogus, too.

Check out the article at Gateway Pundit for photos, videos, and links galore.

Palin refuses “stimulus” money. WTG!

Gov. Sarah Palin & the legislature decided that taking the money from the Fed. would make life harder on Alaska in a few years when the money dried up.  It’s awesome.  Go read all about it over at Pink Elephant Pundit.  Tabitha has done a wonderful job of summing it all up.

WashTimes Hanson: Maxing out a crisis card

“Although my new spending proposals may raise the federal deficit in my first year to $1.75 trillion, I promise the American people that by the end of my first term, I will halve the federal deficit – albeit adding another $3 trillion to $5 trillion to the national debt.

”Those savings can be accomplished by upping the federal income tax to about 40 percent on those rich 5 percent of Americans who currently pay only 60 percent of our aggregate income taxes – as well as lifting Social Security caps on their payroll taxes and cutting out many of their tax deductions.

”With state income taxes, federal income tax, Social Security and payroll taxes, along with new cutbacks in deductions, some of these rich will pay over 60 percent of their incomes in taxes. That is not an unreasonable rate in comparison with past levels – or the fact that well over 40 percent of Americans do not make enough to pay any federal income taxes.

via Washington Times – HANSON: Maxing out a crisis card.

Seriously ya’ll, go read the whole thing.  It’s absolutely brilliant.

It’s enough to make me want to stick my head in the sand.

I haven’t been posting here lately, mostly because I’ve been dealing with this, and this.  So now that I am finally starting to get back in the swing of things, well, lets just say, I want to just close my eyes and ignore it all.  Is it just me?  Or does it feel like we are getting hit from all sides so hard and so fast, it’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that’s going down right now?

There’s the assault on the second amendment. Look up the “Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009″.  It’s a bill designed to force everyone to register their weapons with the Fed. That way the Fed will know who has what when they come knocking.

The Un-Fairness Doctrine.  Don’t be fooled. They are pushing this one under the guise of “locality”.  Read this. Definitive.

The total lack of respect for the American Military & Military Families, in the the form of allowing photographers to publish photos of the caskets of dead military. (source, one of many)

CPSIA. I recently got word that local charities are just throwing out huge amounts of merchandise (books, clothing, & toys meant for th 12 & under set) rather then risk being in violation of this one. Sad. (source, CPSC website)

the UN Convention of the Rights of a Child.  This thing is bad juju. (source, ParentalRights.org)

The mortgage bailout.  Wait. Didn’t we do that once already?  Join a #teaparty if you can find one and fight this thing.

The porkulus bill.  Did you realize that Nationalized Health Care was hidden in there?

Nationalized Health Care.

President Barack Obama proposed spending $634 billion to expand U.S. health care, financing the “down payment” with increased taxes on wealthy Americans and less government money for some drugmakers and health insurers. (source)

Did you see the Tax Increases in that last item? Don’t think it won’t affect you in our trickle-down economy.

And don’t forget about the States, which are all starting to get really pissed at the Obama Administration’s overstepping boundaries with their Urban Affairs Cabinet guy (source) and so much more. A few governors are refusing to take federal money from the prokulus.  Several states are even reasserting there State Sovereignty powers.  There have been whispers of secession if the Feds don’t back off. (source)

The truly frustrating thing is feeling extremely useless.  They have the power.  All of this stuff will happen.  And as long as the Democrats in congress continue to ignore thier constituents…  Well…  All we have left is prayer.

Obama adresses Congress – my take.

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Blah blah blah.

Dude, he promised to cure cancer.  He also declared that no one would be allowed to drop out of high school anymore.  He claims to support the troops, and swears that he will not allow Terrorists in foriegn countries to plot against us, that we will be strong!  Then turns around and proclaims that he has closed gitmo.  Sorry, but, closing Gitmo does not make America strong.   He announced that he would repeal the Bush tax cuts on the top 2% of Americans, but give a tax break to the bottom 95% of Americans.  The problem with those numbers it that the top 5% of American earners pay over 50% of the tax burden already! (source)  There was more, but really, all I ever hear when he speaks is Charlie Brown’s Teacher, “Wah wah wah, wah wah wah wah.”

Best tweet of the night goes to Dana Loesch aka Mamalogues:

Who knew there were so many fancy ways to say “All your monies are belong to us?”

Love it.

Bobby Jindal’s response was awesome.  I love this quote,

Some in Washington say that government. will rescue us from economic storms raging all around us. Those of us who lived through Hurricane Katrina, we have our doubts.

Awesome! WTG Bobby!   I say Palin/Jindal 2012!

Meanwhile, everytime Obama makes another speech, I can’t help but think of the quote from Revenge of the Sith:

“So this is how liberty dies, to thunderous applause.” Padme Amidala



“Everyone gets a pony!”

In case you live under a rock, President Obama signed the stimulus into effect today. Yes, folks. A full 3 days after it was rushed through Congress after allowing them 20 hours to read through the 1500 page monstrosity. Why couldn’t they wait until today and give Congress a chance to vote? Oh, right. Nancy had to be in Rome. Priorities folks. One more campaign promise broken. You know, for the second time this month.

via My Distressed Ramblings… « Pink Elephant Pundit.

Seriously. Go read the whole thing over at Tabitha’s blog, Pink Elephant Pundit. Pretty much sums it up.

So…. we should all go shopping right?

Americans are hunkering down and saving more. For a recession-battered economy, it couldn’t be happening at a worse time.

Economists call it the “paradox of thrift.” What’s good for individuals — spending less, saving more — is bad for the economy when everyone does it.

via Frugal Americans Hurt Economic Recovery – Presidential Politics | Political News – FOXNews.com.

I just had to laugh when I read this article at FOXnews.  Anybody remember this?

(Full text of the press conference can be found here.)

Remember how the lefties lambasted him for that?  Remember how they claimed that we should all be sacrificing, not shopping?  (Revisit those memories here)

But now, as people are getting laid off right & left in response to Obama’s plans for business, we aren’t spending enough. Too many people are tightening their wallets, and it’s causing even more trouble for our already troubled economy.

So, when Bush told us all that to help our economy stay strong during troubled times, we should get out and shop… he was right.  Think the lefties will admit that?